The Metro New Jersey Chapter Welcomes You!

Welcome to the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Our mission is to be a national leader in appraisal education; to foster a spirit of camaraderie, attract top level real estate professionals to our organization, and engender an atmosphere of professional pride, outstanding achievement and success for those affiliated with the chapter and their firms.

Everyone (AI and Non-AI students) must have a user name (email address) and password (reset by signing in to the Appraisal Institute website, and choose forgot password to get link to reset). When registering, keep in mind registration fees are priced according to a reduced fee for downloading materials and do not include a hard copy of materials. You will pay an additional fee for materials and shipping if you do not want to print materials on your own or bring an electronic device.

Schedule Changes due to COVID-19

The Metro New Jersey Chapter is following the recommendations of the CDC and the AQB for classroom and Virtual Classes. You must have video and audio capability on your computer, phone or tablet to take Virtual Classes. You cannot take a class for credits from a vehicle. In addition Virtual education for previously approved classroom education is accepted in several states, but not all states. Virtual education has been extended for 2021, but this is a state by state option. New Jersey is following the AQB guidelines which is extending Virtual education in place of classroom education.

If you have registered and have questions about your registration, please email the chapter at


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Installation of the 2022 BOD @ Maggiano's Little Italy
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Master of Ceremonies and Lifetime Achievement Recipient: Russell K. Sterling, MAI, AI-GRS

Installation of the 2022 Chapter President, John J. Musnuff, MAI and the 2022 Board of Directors:

Jennifer Barany, MAI, SRA – Vice President

Joseph Wisniewski, MAI – Treasurer

Katherine Tantinan, MAI – Secretary (pending vote at event)

Board Members:

Daria R. D’Agostino, MAI

Danielle Lopez

Robert C. Heuner, MAI, AI-GRS

Susanne Lyon-Josephs

Susan Landau, MAI, SRA

Connor Montferrat

Erin Taffera, SRA, AI-RRS

Dallas Whitaker, MAI

7 Hour USPAP 2022-2023 Update Virtual @ Virtual on Zoom
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

There are two (2) required books plus a reference book for this class: the 2022-2023 student handbook and a Reference Book which is a download for all registrant and you will have to have a copy of the Appraisal Foundation’s 2020-2021, Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) Book.

If you want a hard copy of the student handbook and reference book you must choose printed materials when registering and you will be charged for the materials plus shipping. If you do not choose printed materials, you will download your materials from your Appraisal Institute account portal, Education and Events section.

Virtual Meeting Participation Guidelines:

Students must have webcam/iphone/ipad/smartphone capability to participate and receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor.

A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date.

ZOOM access link will be emailed to student prior to the offering in separate email from registration confirmation.

Class cannot be taken from an automobile.

If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering.

Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer.

Breaks and lunch will be throughout the class. You must be on camera and audio working 100% when the class is in session or will be cancelled from the class.


Christopher J. Otteau, MAI, AI-GRS

2021 Chapter President

2021 New Designees:

New MAI & SRA designees:

Katherine Tantinan, MAI

Thomas J. Grouss, MAI

Dallas Whitaker, MAI

Susan Landau, MAI, SRA

Cynthia Xu, MAI, SRA

New AI-GRS designees:

Konstantin Belenky, MAI, AI-GRS

Thank you to our 2021 Conference Sponsors:


McKirdy Riskin Olson Della Pelle, PC

Meehan Valuation

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes, LLP

The Otteau Group

Professional Appraisal Associates

Progress Capital

Valbridge, The Oxford Group Appraisal and Consultation

Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC


Appraisal Consultants Corp.

Appraisal Group International

Ard Appraisal


Columbia Bank

The Appraisal Source

Nationwide Consulting Co.


Wade Appraisal